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Applied Optics


  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 2007
  • pp: 643–647

Trilateral optical powermeter comparison between NIST, NMIJ∕AIST, and METAS

I. Vayshenker, J. H. Lehman, D. J. Livigni, X. Li, K. Amemiya, D. Fukuda, S. Mukai, S. Kimura, M. Endo, J. Morel, and A. Gambon  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 5, pp. 643-647 (2007)

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We describe the results of a comparison of reference standards between three National Metrology Institutes: the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST, USA), the National Metrology Institute of Japan∕National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (NMIJ∕AIST, Japan), and the Federal Office of Metrology (METAS, Switzerland). Open-beam- (free field) and optical-fiber-based measurements at wavelengths of 1302 and 1546 n m are reported. Three laboratories' reference standards are compared by means of two temperature-controlled, optical trap detectors. Measurement results show the largest differences of less than 4.2 parts in 10 3 , which is within the expanded ( k = 2 ) uncertainty for the laboratories' reference standards.

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OCIS Codes
(040.3060) Detectors : Infrared
(060.2380) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sources and detectors
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology

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Original Manuscript: August 30, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 17, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 20, 2006
Published: January 25, 2007

I. Vayshenker, J. H. Lehman, D. J. Livigni, X. Li, K. Amemiya, D. Fukuda, S. Mukai, S. Kimura, M. Endo, J. Morel, and A. Gambon, "Trilateral optical powermeter comparison between NIST, NMIJ/AIST, and METAS," Appl. Opt. 46, 643-647 (2007)

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